These towels are thick/heavy like I had hoped, but FYI I have less pricey towels that are equally as heavy, but the Overstock towels' loops are shorter, denser and softer. The color matched the picture to my satisfaction. Overall, I'm not disappointed, however I'm not impressed either. I will continue to search for the "exceptional" towel set that I had hoped for. Note: I tossed them in the dryer immediately, since I read of the lint issues in the reviews. An easy resolution to the lint, however, one of the hand towels did start freying in the process- for the price advertised as "original", I would expect this should not be as common of an issue as it appears to be. The other towels (2 bath,1 hand, 2 wash) have remained intact thru 2 wash/dry cycles.